YORKSHIRE VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION
Pre-season Meeting, York Rugby Club
19 September 2007
Attendees: Laura Brown, EVA, Debra Smart (DS) - YVA Treasurer, Ed Humphries - YVA Youth Development.
Clubs - Barnsley, Boathouse, City of Hull, Hull University, Harrogate, Hawks, Leeds, Leeds Met-Uni, Moorlands Prison, Sheffield, York & York Phoenix.
Diane Hollows, Referees Co-ordinator & Glenn Wraith - Ladies League Sec
accepted as true record, AGM minutes awaited.
It was agreed that a rota would be adopted, starting with York VC
ACTION - Rota to be circulated (see below).
3. Club Development and Partnership Building - Laura Brown, EVA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Minutes Secretary Rota |
|AGM 2008 ||York Phoenix |
|Pre-season 2008 ||Sheffield |
|AGM 2009 ||Moorlands |
|Pre-season 2009 ||Leeds Met Uni |
|AGM 2010 ||Leeds |
|Pre-season 2010 ||City of Hull |
|AGM 2011 ||Hull Uni |
|Pre-season 2011 ||Hawks |
|AGM 2012 ||Harrogate |
|Pre-season 2012 ||Boathouse |
|AGM 2013 ||Barnsley |
Laura outlines the moves EVA had made to support YVA and Clubs in general
Yorkshire has been agreed to be an action zone so greater support to be drawn down from EVA officers to support initiatives with some funding available to develop particular aspects - YVA Committee to inform EVA of needs.
Club Mark (Volley 1, 2, 3) - see http://www.volleyballengland.org/Clubs/Volley_123_Accreditation/- club accreditation provided a framework for supporting clubs particularly those with juniors, funds available year on year when accreditation agreed. York VC is the only YVA club undertaking at present. More support for clubs without juniors would be available soon.
Club membership of EVA brought access to e-newsletter and 3Touch magazine for all club members and other benefits.
Suggestion that EVA should bring a stall to the Bridlington Beach Volleyball Tournament (July each year) to advertise benefits to clubs & individuals.ACTION EVA
4. League Rules
Accepted with two points of clarification.
Rules 3.4 and 3.5 should be taken together so that only two players from a higher league could play in Divison 1 from what ever Club, players cannot play for two different clubs in the same League.
Agreed later in meeting, amendment to: 6.3 To provide a qualified 1st referee who is registered with the EVA
Thanks were given to all those who put in the hard work to agree the new rules, and to Doug Lawson for leading this process.
5. YVA Finances
These were good, with £1,234 in the general account and £3,203 in the junior development account. It was up to clubs to bid for funds that would be spent for the benefit of Yorkshire Volleyball.
Clubs needing a specific invoice to facilitate payment were
Leeds, Moorlands, & Menwith Hill - ACTION DS
6. Registration cards
Process agreed as clear, some Ladies teams awaiting details. Best to register a full set before first game.
7. League Programme Mens
No major issues, minor issues already resolved.
NB No Barnsley 3 team in Divison One.
8. League Programme Ladies
Clarified that no junior men can play in this league, Ladies can play in Division 1.
Hull University contact is Yvonne Jackson - (Imfeelingtheflow@hotmail.com)
NOTE for all leagues - York VC (Monday matches) & York Phoenix - the York College venue has changed to nearer York ring road on new site.
9. YVA Coaching - Steve Matthews (SM).
Level 1 Courses
24 November and 1 December 2007, Sheffield Hallam University (Contact: Ryan Amos - tel: 0114 225 5765) - 26 and 27 January 2008, University of Leeds (Contact: Paul Tilley - tel: 0113 343 8263)
Level 2 Course - 8, 15,16 December 2007, Sheffield Hallam University - (Contact: Ryan Amos - tel: 0114 225 5765)
Leeds Met Uni have a new full time coach, Simon Loftus, who would most likely be able to help with courses.
YVA looking to co-ordinate coaches and would look at refresher/development courses as well.
10. YVA Youth Development - Ed Humphries (email@example.com)
Keen to work with schools partnerships, and would run course on "Lets Play volleyball". Laura Brown clarified these could also accredit with EVA for Â£90 and receive coaching for teachers.
Ed wanted players of any standard to take part in trials for U17 & U16 boys and U14 & U16 girls, sessions on 6/7 October and coaches to work with these age groups who would receive support.
11. YVA Officials (DS for Diane Hollows)
Need more registered not just qualified referees to share burden and be insured. DS & DH would support when trained. Players should follow EVA code of conduct so that new officials were confident to continue. Rule change agreed to support this, a number of clubs would register their referees at the start of the season, Laura Brown clarified club registration was moving to match the volleyball season not the financial year.
12. YVA Website (http://www.yorkshirevolleyball.org)
Soon to go live and would carry results and league tables on regular basis and previous League Tables.
There had not been opportunity to organise the pre-season tournament. It was hoped to run a post-season tournament in addition to the Trophy Tournament. To keep costs down a venue with 3 courts would be ideal and possibly sponsorship is needed.
ACTION - Martin, City of Hull to provide venue details
ACTION - All to provide sponsorship ideas.
14. Cup Competition
Ladies entries not decided.
Mens Cup Draw (first round to be played by 16/12)
Sheffield V Barnsley 1
LMU V Phoenix Flyers (Hull)
York Vikings V York
City of Hull V Harrogate
Hawks V St Marys (Hull)
Leeds 2 V Boathouse
Menwith Hill V Barnsley 2
York Phoenix V Leeds 1
15. Date & Venue of AGM
4 June 2008 - Inn Keepers Lodge, Oulton - near M1/M62 Junction